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Instructions for organizing the
Favorites in Microsoft Internet Explorer

First of all, you must recognize that Favorites shows in 2 places: See Fig 1. There is an icon in the toolbar and a menu in the menu bar. Click the Icon and see the effect. It turns the side panel on and off. I prefer it off, but some may like it on.

 

Fig 1

To add a current site to the favorites list, click Favorites in the menu bar and click Add to Favorites. See Fig 2.

Fig 2

In the Add to favorites dialog box that displays, choose OK. See Fig 3: This places the favorite in a general list. You can file it in a specific folder by selecting Create In>>. See Fig 4. The dialog box expands to show any existing folders. You can select one of these or create a New Folder, name it and place the favorite in the new folder.

 

Fig 3
Fig 4

If you have a lot of favorites that are not in folders, you can organize them by creating folders and moving each favorite into a chosen folder. See the mess in Fig 5:

Notice the length of the list of items not in folders. If the list gets too long, it gets hard to find anything. Organize it by clicking on Organize Favorites and open a new dialog box. See Fig 6
Fig 5
From this box, you can Create (a) Folder, select a favorite and "Move to Folder". You can also "Rename" and "Delete". Be sure to "Select" the correct favorite first. You can "Rename" folders also.
Fig 6
 

Pretty easy, right? Give it a try.

 

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